The view over Slepe Heath, the inspiration for Hardy’s Egdon Heath

The view over Slepe Heath, the inspiration for Hardy’s Egdon Heath

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Conserving heathland which inspired Hardy

240 acres of heathland in Dorset, that inspired the settings for Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native, has come into our care. 

More on our acquisition of Slepe Heath

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